How long does it take to get a job in Lesotho?

By Nvulane Nhlapo


Just look at the news: consumer confidence is down, there’s political uncertainty, and it seems as if buyers are frozen in indecision. And to add insult to injury, the job market has been slowly plummeting with no signs of recovery.

We all are seeking answers and eyeing for more promising opportunities but some seem to be taking forever. After how long have you heard back from the employer after you applied? When did you start your new job after the interview?

Let’s break it down to a few cases.


How long does it take to get a job after graduation?

Well some people have been working for years by the time they graduate.  Others never find jobs. Interestingly, top graduating students seem to be placed within various organizations immediately after graduations. While it’s not all of them, most of them get hired right away.

At the same time, the problem is not that there aren’t jobs, the problem is that most people don’t know how to work up to them. It takes the entirety of your final university year and beyond if you’re doing it right. Not to mention you should have been building up a CV of relevant experience throughout your university years.


How long does it take to get a job after you’ve applied?

The time the companies get back to your application, set up interview meetings and actually interview, from the initial application to the final offer, will take up anywhere from a month to an indefinite number of months. This will also depend on the position you applied and the size of the company.

One factor to consider is the many applications received by the HR over one vacant position. A lot of candidates apply and so it takes a bit of time to run the recruitment processes. So basically, it will take a long time.


How long does it take to get a job in Lesotho?

This really depends on a variety of factors. Vacant positions are advertised all year round and you should actively be searching for new opportunities. It also depends on your degree or diploma. Partially on the college or university you went to.  Moderately on your performance or transcripts. Again, it depends largely on what you did during your varsity days to position yourself for success.

Be patient. But don’t stay waiting for an answer. Get something to do in the meantime. Whatever. To have an income, and something to care about. To avoid desperation.


How long does it really take to get a job?

It depends on various factors. Always be prepared than to find yourself scrambling last minute. To be more realistic, there is no answer to this question as yet. A degree or diploma is no guarantee of a job.


At what point should I stop applying?

You should stop applying right now.  You should figure out exactly what you want to do. And then you should figure out what value you can add and how you can better build your CV.  Employers often care more about projects you’ve created than how you learned to code. Keeping this fact in mind will help you decide how to best use your time.


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